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To retweet or not to retweet

Yesterday I launched Hahlo 4.1 and one of the changes was the switch from to old-style ‘RT’ retweets over to the new twitter retweet api. Unfortunately this seems to have upset a few people, not necessarily because I’ve added support for the new api but because I chose not to maintain the old-style RTs as well. This is a tale of why.

IE8: Don’t get the facts. Get Reality.

When it comes to web browsers Internet Explorer is the one out there leaving bad impressions making everyone else look bad. Well at least they’re good at doing that, because, well, they aren’t much chop at anything else.

Today’s keynote brought to you by the letter S

I haven’t watched the keynote yet, mainly because of the time difference living on the other side of the world and having to get up and go to work today. As expected they showed off the ‘new’ iPhone, by ‘new’ they mean updated not ‘new’ like it was last year.

DotNetNuke - Not Good Enough

See what happens when you ask for a discussion around something that’s really been getting up my nose for the last 6 months, I go and write. I vent. I rant. But that’s what my blog is for, and thankfully it doesn’t run on DotNetNuke. So you want to know what I really think, keep reading.

Easy CSS Drop Caps

Adding drop caps to the beginning of a paragraph, as I did with my latest redesign, is actually a pretty simple and straight-forward process. The effect can be achieved with just a couple of lines of CSS making use of two special ‘pseudo-elements’.

Hahlo 2 - the original just got better

Version 2 of Hahlo is now live! It has been in the works almost since the day that version 1 was released. The short timeframe that version 1 had ended up probably doing more harm than good, and while the basics worked well enough it had a few failings which unfortunately resulted in many people…

Twitter iPhone apps head to head

I needed a break from actually working on Hahlo, so I thought I’d do a little research. Now that there are two extra competitors for using Twitter on the iPhone I thought I would put them head to head with Hahlo and see how they all compare, and what conclusions can be drawn from my findings….oh and I just wanted to play with the cool web inspector in Webkit.

Hahlo.com is Live to the world

Don’t really need to say much at the moment, just that I’ve officially launched Hahlo to the public tonight. For those of you not familiar with what hahlo is, its a slick iPhone style interface for twitter.

Hahlo.com beta opens soon

10 days ago I launched my prototype iPhone ‘app’. Honestly I didn’t think there would be any interest in it, and I just did it as a little bit of self amusement. I may have been wrong. It got dugg and received over 15,000 visits in two days….which including several visits from actual iPhones….which is very interesting.